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by Marilyn Levinson

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ISBN:
0805005544
Author:
Marilyn Levinson
Category:
Literature & Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (March 1, 1985)
EPUB book:
1324 kb
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1876 kb
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1486 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
585


And Don’t Bring Jeremy. Almost thirty years have passed since I began writing And Don’t Bring Jeremy. At the time my two sons were in elementary school, and most of you reading the novel for the first time weren’t even born. Life was a bit different in the eighties.

And Don’t Bring Jeremy.

He wasn’t smiling as usual and his eyes kept going from side to side. Do you still want to help me with the sets? he whispered. I said, forgetting to keep my voice down k?. I guess because you’ve been acting funny the past few days. I thought you were mad at me or something. I stopped to stare at him and two boys walked right into me. Danny didn’t crack a smile. All this time I was upset about Eddie and Danny thought. No talking in the halls.

And Don't Bring Jeremy book.

Marilyn Levinson writes books for children and adults. This book brings to light the emotions and difficulties children who have siblings like Jeremy must face. Her juvenile titles include A Place to Start, The Fourth-Grade Four, and No Boys Allowed. She is a former Spanish teacher, and teaches Writing for Children at Hofstra University. Ms. Levinson has two grown sons, and lives with her husband and their cat, Teddy, in Jericho, New York. Even though this is a book written for children/young adults, to me it is one that needs to be read by all young people who have a slower sibling. It needs to be read by all parents that have a child with any kind of handicap.

Also Writing As Allison Brook. And Don't Bring Jeremy. Contact Marilyn Levinson. Writing is a way of life, one I wouldn’t relinquish for anything.

Murder the Tey Way: A Golden Age of Mystery Book Club Mystery. In "And Don't Bring Jeremy," Adam Krasner has the burden of having to deal with his older brother Jeremy who is neurologically impaired. I highly recommend this book. Rufus and Magic Run Amok.

Sixth-grader Adam Krasner wishes every family decision wasn’t based on his brother Jeremy and Jeremy’s problems. The Krasners have even moved to a new town because it has a great school system for kids with disabilities

Sixth-grader Adam Krasner wishes every family decision wasn’t based on his brother Jeremy and Jeremy’s problems. The Krasners have even moved to a new town because it has a great school system for kids with disabilities. If only Jeremy didn’t always act so goofy.

And Don't Bring Jeremy. 0 5 Autor: Marilyn Levinson. Sixth-grader Adam Krasner wishes every family decision wasn’t based on his brother Jeremy and Jeremy’s problems. If only Jeremy didn’t always act so goofy

Sixth-grader Adam Krasner wishes every family decision wasnt based on his brother Jeremy and Jeremys problems.

Sixth-grader Adam Krasner wishes every family decision wasnt based on his brother Jeremy and Jeremys problems. Sixth-grader Adam Krasner wishes every family decision wasnt based on his brother Jeremy and Jeremys problems. If only Jeremy didnt always act so goofy. And if only their mother didnt insist that both brothers be placed on the same Little League team, especially since Jeremy couldnt catch a fly ball if his life depended on it.

When I started reading this book I felt the pain that Adam and Jeremy both felt. It needs to be read by every teacher.

At first Adam, a sixth grader, feels that his older brother, Jeremy, who has a learning disability, is a hindrance to making friends at their new school, but learns true friends will accept them both
  • Golden freddi
"Adam?”

I turned around to see what Eddie wanted.

“We— Mark and Danny and me—well, we were thinking of going out for pizza before the game tomorrow. At Gino's. Want to come?”

"Sure, why not? I'll check with my mom and let you know." I shrugged my shoulders, trying to shake the uneasy feeling that just took hold of me. What was wrong?

"Great. Meet us there at twelve. Bring your bicycle. Then we'll ride over to the field early and practice before the rest of the team comes”

I suddenly knew. “All right." In spite of myself, Mom's drilling me to try to include Jeremy whenever I could won out. "But is it alright if I— “

"And Adam—“

“Hmm?”

His voice cut across my question. "And don't bring Jeremy. Okay?"

Sixth grader Adam and his older brother Jeremy are new to the neighborhood, and Adam is finding it hard to make friends. When Adam joins a Little League baseball team, his mother sees to it that Jeremy, who has disabilities and no interest in baseball, is placed on the same team. Because Jeremy is awkward and always doing something to embarrass Adam, Adam is ashamed to have people know that Jeremy is his brother. When Eddie Gordon, the coach’s son, befriends Adam, he makes it very clear that he wants no part of Jeremy.

Adam and Eddie spend more time together, and Adam finds himself saying nothing when Eddie calls Jeremy names and picks on him. Jeremy tells Adam that Eddie has done some bad things, but Adam defends Eddie. And then Eddie accuses Jeremy of ruining the sets for the sixth grade’s play. Adam learns a few home truths about Eddie Gordon and just how strong the bond between brothers can be.

When I started reading this book I felt the pain that Adam and Jeremy both felt. This book brings to light the emotions and difficulties children who have siblings like Jeremy must face. Even though this is a book written for children/young adults, to me it is one that needs to be read by all young people who have a slower sibling. It needs to be read by all parents that have a child with any kind of handicap. It needs to be read by every teacher. Actually... this book needs to be a #1 seller and read by everyone, young and old, whether you do or don't have dealings with a disabled or challenged child OR adult. I really feel it will help you to see that person in a totally different light. This isn't a hard book to read. I read it in 2 nights but learned a life's worth of knowledge.
  • Owomed
The Krasners moved a few months ago to the town of Glen Haven, an hour drive from where they previously lived. Although it is not mentioned why this move took place, I assumed it was related to the father's employment. Adam's older brother is Jeremy, in the seventh grade and attending the junior high school. Jeremy is neurologically impaired and needs tutors in the home plus takes special classes in school. After playing baseball at the neighborhood field Adam caught the attention of a seventh grader named Eddie Gordon. Adam is flattered that someone wants to be friends with him since his brother's outbursts usually cause others to bypass him.
Mr. Gordon is the coach for the Little League team where Adam and Eddie are both pitchers. Adam's Mother encourages him to have his brother involved in the same things, so Jeremy ends up on the Little League team, even though he hates it, but his Mother wants him to be around his peers. Eddie has been picking on Jeremy since they moved into town, but Adam is not really aware of this due to being at different schools, so he ignores his brother's constant complaining of how Eddie calls him a retard on the bus and looks at him with mean eyes.
Throughout And Don't Bring Jeremy are many conversations with Adam, Jeremy and their parents at the kitchen table. It is quite funny to read how the author was able to convey just what a sixth and seventh grader feel and how they describe certain aspects of their parents in detailed observations. When Adam remarks how when his Mother makes a certain noise with her nose when she is exasperated I chuckled and tried to imagine such a noise! It is clear that his Mother has the last word all the time, but on the other hand she tends to push Jeremy off onto Adam and that seems unreasonable at times. I felt as a parent there was a lack of parental involvement on her part as she was always busy fixing and decorating the new house.
Jeremy likes to take his bike and ride around the block and this worries Adam, but as Jeremy says he is older and can do it too. But there is a third grader down the street that Jeremy stops and plays with to the discord of his Mother. She has repeatedly warned Jeremy to not go there and try to make friends with kids his own age.
Adam has described his brother as walking funny, eating gross and dressing sloppy with frequent outbursts that always caught him off guard and waiting for the next one to happen. He could feel when they were in stores and shopping that people were looking at them as the family with that boy.
And Don't Bring Jeremy is a quick and easy read for an Adult and geared to those who are between the ages of nine and twelve, especially anyone in the sixth and/or seventh grades. This would help those that have a child that is different in preparing for what is ahead once the child is at this age or grade level. The author has really captured the feelings of Adam and what he goes through on a daily basis because his brother is different.
Much of the story centers on the baseball game and how they make it to the All-Star Game as well as the friction between Eddie and Adam over pitching and the fact that Jeremy is jealous of his brother. Adam is cautious around Mr. Gordon as well because he is Eddies' Father and thinks he looks like a Sergeant.
I was very pleased to read And Don't Bring Jeremy, highly recommending this for anyone who has a child in this age range to teach about compassion and understanding of those who are challenged and different. I loved the way the boys transformed through the pages and really got a sense of being there with them in the town of Glen Haven. This would make a wonderful summer read to introduce a young reader to the trials and tribulations of living with a sibling that has a disability
  • Άνουβις
Five out of five stars. The story is entertaining and flows well. The dialogue is realistic and timeless. The lesson is fantastic and unfolds throughout the story so that the reader will not feel like they are being hit over the head with it. The characters are great and trust me when I say you will end up rooting for all the characters, even Eddie Gordon (everyone has known an Eddie, I think). My recommendation is to buy this book, especially if you have young boys that might be reluctant readers. I can't wait to read the next book from Ms. Levinson. I just need to decide if I am going to read No Boys Allowed or Rufus and Magic Run Amok.